Basketball The Best Current NBA Passers  

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List Rules Only current NBA Passers. No retired or collegiate players.

Who are the best passers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best passers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current defenders and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top passers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall, and Chris Paul come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually great ball handlers who have good court awareness and know when to make the extra pass. These unselfish players are experts at swinging the ball and assisting their teammates.

Vote for the current NBA passers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA passers in any order you want.

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more

2
820 464
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more

3
592 341
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is a four-time All-Star, one-time ...more

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391 224
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added
Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more

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489 312
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with ...more

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188 85
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Guard, Small forward
Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more

7
459 314
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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487 356
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more

9
387 289
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Ricard "Ricky" Rubio i Vives is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Rubio became the ...more

10
239 160
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more

11
387 308
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more

12
401 328
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more

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358 287
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in West ...more

14
357 297
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Shooting guard
James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more

15
113 76
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Point guard
Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. On ...more

16
165 153
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more

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226 239
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily at the power forward ...more

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114 116
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard
Jrue Randall Holiday is an American professional basketball player who currently for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one season ...more

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112 129
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte ...more

20
96 108
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard
Michael Alex "Mike" Conley, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, Conley has ...more

21
110 139
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard
Goran Dragić is a Slovenian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He plays at both the point guard and shooting guard ...more

22
94 132
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college ...more

23
134 202
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard
Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard played three years ...more

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1 1
Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Power forward, Center
Zach Collins (born November 19, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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1 1
T. J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Timothy John "T. J." McConnell Jr. is an American professional basketball player.